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DPCA inaugurates Chengdu plant, starts production of Peugeot 4008

CHENGDU, Sichuan – Dongfeng-Peugeot-Citroën Automobile Co., Ltd. (DPCA) inaugurated its new plant in Chengdu, Sichuan Province on September 7 and began production of the Peugeot 4008 the same day. The Chengdu plant becomes the fourth plant in China for DPCA, which already has three plants in Wuhan, Hubei Province. It

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Honda recalls vehicles in China over faulty airbags

Honda’s two joint ventures with Chinese partners GAC-Honda and Dongfeng-Honda announced plans to recall vehicles over faulty airbags on December 16, according to a statement on the website of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). GAC-Honda, a joint venture between Honda and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.,

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Infiniti Q50L rolls off assembly line in China

XIANGYANG, Hubei – Infiniti’s first Chinese-made sedan the Q50L rolled off the production line at Dongfeng-Nissan’s plant in Xiangyang, Hubei Province on November 6, reported China Daily. The plant, which is capable of producing 60,000 Infiniti cars per year, is the brand’s third global production base. “The local plant applies

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Dongfeng-Infiniti joint venture officially established in September

BEIJING – Chinese automaker Dongfeng Motor Corp. (DFM) and Japanese automaker Nissan have set up a 50:50 joint venture Dongfeng Infiniti Motor Co., Ltd., according to an Infiniti news release. Dr. Daniel Kirchert, managing director of Infiniti China, is appointed as president of the new JV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of

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Dongfeng’s acquisition of Fujian Motor in jeopardy

Dongfeng Motor Corp. (DFM), China’s second largest automaker, may halt its acquisition of Fujian Motor Industry Group Co., a provincially-governed state-owned automaker based in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, reported Zhongguo Jingying Bao (China Business Journal) citing a person close to Fujian Motor on May 27. DFM has not given priority to

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